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The Final Straw Radio

The Final Straw Radio is a weekly, english-language anarchist radio show founded in Asheville, NC.  We strive to cover current and enduring topics by going to the source and speaking to the people involved and effected by struggles around them, with an anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist perspective. 

Also featured in this collection are the (nearly) weekly rants of anarchist prisoner Sean Swain from his "You Are The Resistance" segments.  More on his case at https://seanswain.noblogs.org

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This is a show with two parts, firstly I got to sit down with two members of Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross about the ongoing and increasingly dire situation in South Carolina prions. I won’t take up too much space here with an intro because we have a pretty packed show, but they outline some upcoming actions coordinated at the behest of people incarcerated in SC, a phone zap scheduled for tomorrow (Monday the 21 st ), and about organizing as anarchists doing prisoner support/solidarity....
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, rojava, syria, turkey, trump, erdogan, imperialism, war, medic,...
For this episode we spoke with G ö n ü l D ü zer, who is a labor activist, math teacher, and a board member of the Kurdish Cultural Center in Chicago. G ö n ü l was willing to take the time to speak on the current Turkish invasion of Northeast Syria, some history that would be useful to keep in mind when considering current events in this region, the complex tensions of being an anti imperialist and calling for US support, and about the Global Day of Action on this Saturday October 12 th...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, Rojava, Syria, ISIS, Daesh, Turkey, Trump, Erdogan, United States,...
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This week William had the chance to speak with 3 members of the Asheville based goth/darkwave/post punk band Secret Shame about their politics, their music, what ails and what’s good about Asheville in general, the tensions of living under capitalism, the recent attention this group has been getting, and many more topics. You can learn more about them by following @secretshameband on Instagram, and hear more of their music at secretshame.bandcamp.com Before the interview tho, here is an...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, asheville, secret shame, goth, dark wave, band interview, punk,...
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Sep 29, 2019 The Final Straw
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Today you’ll hear Bursts interview Pepe, an anarchist from so called Connecticut. As of September 4 th 2019, Pepe has been sentenced to 5 years in prison on federal charges. In this interview he speaks on a range of topics related to the prison industrial complex, from detailing how prosecutors operate within the “criminal justice” system, to his personal experience in preparing with his family for his incarceration. Folks can support Pepe and his family by visiting his record label at...
Topics: wsfm, 103.3FM Asheville, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, incarceration, family, long term incarceration,...
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This week we had the chance to interview three people who organize with La Concha, which is an anarchist space in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles that does many projects such as prisoner solidarity, legal and popular education, reading groups, bike brigades, and lots else. We talk about their work, and how the three came to be doing what they are doing right now, and also about the incursions that they’ve been experiencing from authoritarian Communists in the area. I felt great...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, Los Angeles, Ovas, Psycos, Maoist, red flags, feminism, feminist,...
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Sep 15, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week we are presenting two segments, first up is an interview done by Cypress – a new member of The Final Straw collective! – with Grace (they/them pronouns), who is doing support for anarchist prisoner Jeremy Hammond . From his support website, Hammond is “currently spending a decade in prison for allegedly disclosing information about the private intelligence firm (…) Stratfor, revealing that they had been spying on human rights defenders at the behest of corporations and...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, Jeremy Hammond, repression, prison, hack, hacker, hacktivist,...
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Sep 8, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Digital Security / Tenant Organizing / #MeToo Hong Kong This week, we feature three portions. Lauren Regan of CLDC First up, we share a chat with Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, or CLDC, to chat about safer practices around technology for activists, as well as the "reverse search" warrant used by the NYPD with Google to capture info on antifascists and the Proud Boy attackers last year. More at https://cldc.org . An article about tech security and phones that...
Topics: HongKong, china, protests, feminist, anarchist, MeToo, organizing, PalmBeachTenantsUnion,...
This week we have the opportunity to share a talk by Coco (they/them pronouns), who is a queer, Black, Puerto Rican anarchist about the recent 17 days of direct action against no-longer-governor Ricardo Rossell ó and organizing as an anarchist after Hurricane Maria. They talk about some of the lead up to these revolts " about the fascist campaign and term of office of Ricardo Rossell ó -, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, decolonization and fighting US imperialism as it relates to PR,...
Topics: puerto rico, colonialism, conolization, capitalism, united states, borikn, rickyrenuncia, ricardo...
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Aug 25, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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We Need To Keep That Spirit Alive: anarchist prisoner Eric King and partner speak ***Update: Eric King started a 5 day trial on August 26th, 2019, in Denver, CO on the charges of assaulting Lieutenant Wilcox at FCI Florence. Here’s background on that here in Eric’s own words. Court and legal fund support is being requested and updates are up on his support site, as of now the latest update is here .*** This week on The Final Straw, we feature two main guests, anarchist prisoner Eric King...
Topics: eric king, anarchist, prisoner, anarchist prisoner, antifa, antifascist, repression, federal
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Aug 18, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week, Bursts spoke with Nora Samaran , author of the essay “The Opposite Of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture” , which became the seed of her book “ Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture. ” This book is recently out from AK Press. We talk about harm, entitlement as relates to positions of power like masculinity or whiteness in our cultures, the need for connection ingrained into our biology and sociality, accountability and healing among other topics. You...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, kwtf, pacifica, Dr Navaa Smolash, Nora Samaran, Turn This World Inside Out,...
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Aug 17, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Anarchist, antifascist and vegan political prisoner, Eric King, gives a public address on August 17th, 2019 from inside a prison.
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Words from Rojava + Likhts’amisyu Re-Occupation Village Words from Rojava First, Bursts interviewed Mark and anonymous, members of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, which coordinates civil structure engagement among internationals in North Eastern Syria in the Rojava Revolution as well as helping to spread. More on their project at InternationalistCommune.Org , or check out related projects like MakeRojavaGreeAga in.Org and #RiseUpForRojava that may be organized in your area. The US...
Topics: Likhts’amisyu, british columbia, canada, indigenous, trans mountain pipeline, sovereignty,...
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Aug 4, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week we feature three segments. As it is literally packed with jam, we suggest you check out our podcast for free online at our website or any number of streaming sites for longer, more detailed conversations on the topics plus, again, Sean Swain’s segment for this week. Move call for support for Delbert Orr Africa First we have a couple of shorter segments. Respectively, you hear the voices of Janine Phillips Africa, Janet Holloway Africa and Eddie Goodman Africa of the Move 9, a...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, pansy fest, pansy collective, music, punk, hardcore, metal, pop,...
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Jul 28, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Resisting Tyranny in Hong Kong For the hour, we spoke with Ahkok who identifies as a humanitarian, antifascist and musician who grew up in Hong Kong and has participated in protests over the years including the Umbrella Movement and current protests today. We talk about the mindset of the Hong Kong protests, the situation in China, decolonization, racism and more. Y’all may have heard that over the last 8 weeks or so, Hong Kong has been rocked by protests to undermine efforts by the...
Topics: anarchist, antifascist, autonomy, china, colonialism, decolonization, extradition, hongkong,...
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Jul 28, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Resisting Tyranny in Hong Kong For the hour, we spoke with Ahkok who identifies as a humanitarian, antifascist and musician who grew up in Hong Kong and has participated in protests over the years including the Umbrella Movement and current protests today. We talk about the mindset of the Hong Kong protests, the situation in China, decolonization, racism and more. Y’all may have heard that over the last 8 weeks or so, Hong Kong has been rocked by protests to undermine efforts by the...
Topics: china, hong kong, anarchy, communism, autonomy, racism, protest, umbrella movement, extradition
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This week, we feature two segments on the episode. First, a brief chat with Duncan of Perilous Chronicle, a site documenting prisoner resistance since from 2010 til today in the so-called U.S. & Canada. More on that project can be found at perilouschronicle.com and you can find them on twitter as @perilo usprison . Then, we spoke with Kanahus Freedom , from the Secwepemc   and Ktunaxa nations, who is involved in the Tiny House Warriors struggle against the Trans Mountain Pipeline...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, Indigenous, Secwepmec, Ktunaxa, Kanahus, Kanahus Manuel, Tiny House...
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There Is No Liberation Until The Borders Are Gone: Bruno from CIMA and Members of IAF Speak This week we are super pleased to share an interview that William did a few weeks ago with two members of the Indigenous Anarchist Federation , Bombshell and insurgent e ! We got to talk about a lot of topics in this episode, which was recorded on about the year anniversary of the formation of the Indigenous Anarchist Federation. Bombshell and insurgent e talked about their histories as anarchist people,...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, indigenous, indigenous anarchist federation, cherokee, cucapa,...
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Jul 7, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week we had the opportunity to connect with Ash Williams, who is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Carolina Abortion Fund, and is also one of the architects of the Charlotte Uprising which they’ve been on the show before to talk about . I felt very lucky to get to talk with them again about the work they’ve been doing with Carolina Abortion Fund, but also about abortion in general and about expanding the meaning of reproductive justice work to encompass de-colonial views on care and...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, abortion, carolina abortion fund, abortion access, reproductive justice,...
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Jun 30, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Hamilton Pride Defenders + "The Spectre and The Sovereign" Were happy to bring you three segments in this weeks show. The first is Sean Swain , who hasn't been heard on the airwaves for a few weeks. Following this, we'll hear from an anarchist from so-called Hamilton, Ontario, to talk about repression faced by queer folks and anarchists since Hamilton Pride and assess whats next. It should be noted that at the time of this recording, Cedar Hopperton was on hunger strike from their...
Topics: canada, hamilton, cedarhopperton, ghost, ufo, grieve-carlson, anarchist, queer, pride, lgbtq2s
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Jun 23, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Taking Down Racist Monuments and Growing New Worlds This week on TFSR, we’re featuring two audios from affiliates of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Maya Little & Dwayne Dixon talking about resisting neo-Confederate monuments in the so-called U.S. south, in particular the statue called “ Silent Sam ” that was toppled August 20th, 2018. Maya Little First, we’ll hear graduate student worker and anti-racist activist Maya Little speak about their research into the racist...
Topics: anarchist, antifa, antifascist, antiracist, confederate, monument, chapel hill, unc, dwayne dixon,...
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Jun 16, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week, we'll be featuring two segments, one on state repression against anti-racist organizers in rural Upstate South Carolina and on an upcoming documentary series on access/non access to mental health infrastructure for transgender people living in Appalachia. Facing Down FBI & Nazi Pressure in SC First, Bursts shares a conversation with activists from the Scuffletown Anti-Repression Committee and the Michigan Anti-Repression Committee , left legal defense groups from vastly...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, kwtf, repression, south carolina, fbi, neo nazi, queer, ICE, #abolishICE,...
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Jun 8, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Today we air three segments. First, audio about Likhts’amisyu Summer Camp in so-called B.C., Canada [4min 50sec]. Then, two Palestinian activists talk about the project “Eye On Palestine” [14min 42sec]. Finally, we share audios from the A-Radio Network show, BADNews, with words from struggles in Serbia [49:42] and the UK [53:50]. Sean Swain’s segment for this week is available separately . Eye On Palestine Today we’re very pleased to present some audio from two Palestinian comrades,...
Topics: palestine, anarchist, serbia, a-radio network, dissident island radio, aradio berlin, occupation,...
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This week we had the chance to interview Matt Meyer, who, among many other pursuits, is a retired professor and an editor of A Soldiers Story: Revolutionary Writings by a New Afrikan Anarchist, out from PM Press, which highlights the life and writings of Kuwasi Balagoon. Balagoon was a defendant in the Panther 21 case in the late 1960s, in which 21 people were arrested and accused of planned coordinated bombing and long-range rifle attacks on two police stations and an education office in New...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, prison, prison abolition, kwasi balagoon, matt meyer, lgbt, queer, gay,...
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This week we share an interview I conducted a few months back with two folks, Inman and Bleep, about community armed self defense. They talk about their experiences of handling firearms, lessons learned from their visibly armed presence at the Charlottesville Unite The Right protest in 2017, wider ideas of community self-defense beyond open carrying firearms (like engaging in like unarmed self-defense, infrastructure for food and health autonomy). The guests also talk about skills expanded and...
Topics: anarchist, autonomy, appalachia, self defense, community, firearms, charlottesville, antifascism
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May 19, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Prisoners in Ohio and Alabama Speak This week, we hear the voices of three prisoners: anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble and jailhouse lawyer Arthur “Akbar” Griggs at Holman CI in Atmore, Alabama, and Mark “Mustafa” Hinkston at Toledo CI in Ohio. Michael Kimble In the first portion of this episode William and Bursts spoke with black, gay, anarchist prisoner, Michael Kimble , being held at Holman Prison in Alabama serving a life sentence for the murder of a white, homophobic, racist...
Topics: akbar, alabama, anarchist, arthur griggs, mark hinkston, michael kimble, mustafa, ohio, prison
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May 12, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Sean Swain on JPay in NC Prisons + Antiracist Oi Documentary, "Negro Terror" This week, we feature an interview with Sean Swain about the JPay system being incorporated into the North Carolina prison system based on his experiences in Ohio, increased tension leading to a riot in mid-April at Piedmont facility and the employment of former Ohio Prison Director Gary Mohr as a consultant to the NC system. Then, documentarian John Rash shares about his latest documentary about an...
Topics: prison, sean swain, anarchist, privatization, jpay, gary mohr, kenneth lassiter, capitalism, punk,...
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May 5, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week, we’re sharing a recent conversation with Andy Fleming. Andy is an anarchist and anti-racist organizer based out of Melbourne, Australia. For the episode, Andy tells us about his research into far right organizing in Australia and, to a lesser degree, Aotearoa (aka New Zealand), who key players are, what tendencies are present and their influence in popular and political culture. We also speak about the resistance to the far right, Australia’s immigration policies,...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, andy fleming, slack bastard, antifa, anarchist, aotearoa, australia,...
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Apr 28, 2019 The Final Straw
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On the show this week, Bursts spoke with Tom Tanuki, front man of the group Yelling At Racist Dogs (Y.A.R.D.), a performance anti-fascist group that directs insulting yells at far-right, xenophobic events and speakers. For the hour we talk some about Tom’s background, the landscape of far-right politics in Australia and the place of humor and public shaming in confronting racist public figures in the work that Tom and his comrades do. You can follow Tom on twitter at the handle @tom_tanuki ,...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, australia, YARD, yelling at racist dogs, tom tanuki, tanuki, humor,...
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Apr 21, 2019 The Final Straw
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****This show carries a heavy content warning for institutionalized violence against incarcerated people, suicide, and issues related to mental wellness//unwellness.****** This week I’m sharing a conversation with David Easley, an imprisoned member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, or IWOC, currently held at Toledo Correctional in Ohio. In response to his organizing around the Nationwide Prison Strike in 2018, he and a few other prisoners were thrown into segregation, have had...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, free ohio movement, david easley, iwoc, ohio, incarcerated workers...
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ROAR Conference 2019 + Spencer Sunshine on Fascism This week on the show, we feature two segments. First up, an organizer with the Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism, or ROAR Conference shares perspectives on the upcoming conference, May 18 & 19, 2019 on stolen Ohlone land in the so-called Bay Area. More info on ROAR Conference at roar-conference.com Then Bursts spoke with journalist and anti-racist activist Spencer Sunshine about various far right and racist tendencies such as...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, kwrk, anti racist, anti fascist, roar conference, bay area, oakland, san...
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Apr 7, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Chelsea Manning and Grand Jury Resistance This week on The Final Straw, we’re excited to bring you perspectives on resisting Federal Grand Juries in the U.S. In particular, we focus on the situation of imprisoned, former army whistle-blower, Chelsea Manning. Ms. Manning, who was in military prison for releasing information about U.S. war crimes in the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters in 2010, had her sentence commuted by former U.S. President, Barack Obama in 2017. Having refused in 2019 to...
Topics: ChelseaManning, anarchist, radio, FinalStraw, TFSR, grandjury, resistance, KatieYow, JerryKoch
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Mar 31, 2019 The Final Straw
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Ni Frontieres Ni Prisons on No New Migrant Prison in Laval, Canada Today we have a two part show! In the first part we are presenting a conversation with someone from Ni Frontiers Ni Prison, which is a group in so called Canada that is resisting the proposed construction of a new migrant prison in Laval, a town just outside of Montreal. This is a transcript of the original audio, read for the show by Grier, shout out to him! In this interview we talk about the prison and what it would mean for...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, kwtf, pacifica network, the final straw, the final straw radio show,...
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This week we had the chance to interview Lelia, who is a community activist and a part of the group Comunidad Colectiva, an immigrant rights group based in Charlotte NC. We got to talk about a lot of things in this interview, the work that they and other groups do with immigrant and undocumented communities, about the February ICE raids that got national attention, what effective rapid response can look like, and the challenging tension associated with both being anti state and being in the...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, charlotte, asheville, comunidad colectiva, immigrant, undocumented,...
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Mar 17, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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End Prison Slavery: The Free Alabama Movement This week we air two interviews about the struggle of Alabama activist and prisoner Kinetic Justice. Kinetic, aka Robert Earl Council, conducted a 6 day hunger strike because he was transferred with no altercations, investigations or disciplinary actions and after just having ended an almost 54 month stint in solitary confinement as punishment for Kinetic’s activism. First up, Swift Justice, a prisoner currently in the Alabama system and member of...
Topics: free alabama movement, alabama, prison, slavery, industrial complex, pastor glasgow, swift justice,...
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Mar 16, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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This was a question and answer discussion with members of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, presented by Demand Utopia at Firestorm Books & Coffee on March 16, 2019.
Topics: rojava, syria, turkey, ocalan, kurd, international, anti-capitalist, feminist, ecological,...
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Mar 10, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Gord Hill is an indigenous author, anarchist, antifascist and militant, a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation living in so-called British Columbia, Canada. Gord is also graphic artist and comic book author who most recently published The Antifa Comic Book , out from Arsenal Pulp Press, and runs the website Warrior Publications and sometimes publishes under the nom-de-plume of ZigZag. For the hour we speak about his writings documenting indigenous resistance history in the so-called Americas...
Topics: gord hill, canada, comic book, antifascist, anarchist, 500 years of indigenous resistance,...
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Mar 3, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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This week we’re sharing two interviews. First up, I spoke with glo merriweather and jamie marsicano, two supporters of Rayquan Borum, a young black man accused by Charlotte PD of killing Justin Carr, another protester out during the Charlotte Uprising after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott in mid September of 2016. Rayquan spent 2 years and 5 months in pre-trial detention and his trial just began. Some witnesses to Carr’s death claim the Charlotte PD killed him, not Borum. Check out...
Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, krjf, kwtf, anarchist, climate change, ende gelande, climate...
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Feb 24, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Anarchists In Conflict: Rojava & Yellow Vest Movement This week on The Final Straw, the episode’s theme is anarchist interventions in struggles around the world. We’ll be sharing audios from comrades in the A-Radio Network, which just had it’s 5th Annual Gathering in Zurich, Switzerland. The A-Radio Network is made up of stations around Europe, plus a smattering in South & North America. We have been a member of the ARN for 4 years now, which over the last year and a half produces...
Topics: anarchist, ashevillefm, wcrs, wsfm, kowa, kwrk, krjf, kfug, rojava, syria, kurd, abdullah ocalan,...
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Feb 17, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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A Story of Leonard Peltier This week, Paulette D'auteuil speaks about the life and case of Leonard Peltier. Peltier is one of the best known political prisoners currently held in the U.S. Paulette is the Director of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee , based near Coleman, FL, where Leonard is incarcerated and also is an advisor to the National Jericho Movement . playlist pending For the hour, Paulette tells about Leonard's life, his case, his health, the resistance that Leonard...
Topics: leonard peltier, aim, american indian, movement, indigenous, political prisoner, national jericho...
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Feb 10, 2019 The Final Straw
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This week, we feature two segments on the show: an interview with a Russian anarchist about the recent ramping up of torture and repression by the FSB in Russia against anarchists and anti-fascists; and a chat with Patrick Strickland, author of "Alerta! Alerta!: Snapshots of Europe’s Anti-Fascist Struggle”. If you'd like to hear the full episode, including a more detailed conversation with Tania, our Russian guest, and more announcements, consider checking out our podcast version ! FSB...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwtf, anti-fascist, anti-fascism, author interview, patrick strickland,...
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Feb 3, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Norman Shamas updates on FOSTA and digital harm reduction This week, we continue our look at sex, work and the state with guest, Norman Shamas . Norman Shamas is an activist and educator whose work focuses on human-centered information and digital security and privacy. Now, Norman is not a lawyer but shares their insights about the legal situation around FOSTA, or Fighting Online Sex Trafficking Act that passed into law in the U.S. last year and it’s implications for sex workers, for those...
Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm, wcrs, kfug, krjf, kwtf, kwrk, kowa, anarchist, radio, podcast, sex work, FOSTA,...
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Jan 27, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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Sex Worker Outreach Project Behind Bars w/ Dr. Jill McCracken This week, William spoke with Jill McCracken , codirector of SWOP Behind Bars , or the Sex Worker Outreach Project, Behind Bars chapter. Jill is also a professor at University of South Florida at St. Petersburg teaching rhetoric and gender and sexuality studies, with a focus on sex work, prostitution and trafficking in the sex industry. For the hour we’ll hear Jill speak about the work that SWOP and SWOP Behind Bars do, FOSTA/SESTA...
Topics: sex work, labor, organizing, swop, prison, criminalization, decriminalization, sexism, cis, racism,...
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Jan 20, 2019 The Final Straw
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Support Anarchist Prisoner Eric King This week Bursts spoke with the wife of vegan, antifascist and anarchist political prisoner, Eric King. Eric was was convicted of attempting the September 11, 2014 firebombing of the Kansas City office of a Missouri Democratic Congressman in solidarity with the Ferguson Uprising that kicked off after the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. The office was attacked at roughly 3am when it was empty. Eric took a non-cooperating plea agreement for 10 years in...
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F.L.O.W.E.R. on Opposing “Rock Stone Mountain” 2019 + Black Flags Over Brooklyn with Kim Kelly Firstly we’re presenting a conversation that William had with an organizer with F.L.O.W.E.R ., which stands for Front Line Organization Working to End Racism, about opposition to a neo confederate rally scheduled to take place on February 2 nd at Stone Mountain Park about half an hour’s drive outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We talk about the longstanding history of this rally, which originally...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, kwtf, f.l.o.w.e.r., antifascism, atlanta, georgia, neoconfederate, kkk,...
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Jan 6, 2019 The Final Straw Radio
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This week we feature two segments, the first on anti-pipeline resistance at the Gidimt'en Camp in Canada and second with JR from sub.Media about Mental Wellness and the recent Trouble episode on the subject. First Nations Pipeline Resistance in so-called BC First up, we'll hear from Delee Nikal, a Wet'suwet'en community member from the Gidimt’en clan and the Cas Yikh House, a First Nation in so-called British Columbia, Canada. In 2009, Wet'suwet'en members of the Unist'ot'en clan (also of the...
Topics: gitdim'ten, indigenous, first nation, canada, justin trudeau, wet'suwet'en, british columbia,...
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Dec 30, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Support NoDAPL Prisoners This week, we’re excited to share the voices of Jess and Olive, who both did legal support, and do prisoner solidarity with the folks facing Federal prison time from the struggle at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This episode was heavily edited for radio, so I suggest you find our audio at our website or in itunes or soundcloud or youtube or ideally our podcast stream and listen to the podcast version, cuz it is crammed full of great information and...
Topics: nodapl, dakota access, pipeline, standing rock, sioux, lakota, oceti, red fawn fallis, michael...
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Dec 23, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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You’re listening to an edited second half of my inteview with anarchist, activist and author Cindy Milstein as they toured with the book Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief , published last year by AK Press. In this portion of the conversation, Cindy will share about community support infrastructures in sickness and in health, the importance of play, the Montreal Student Strikes , insights from Silvia Federici , care circles and religious institutions, anarchism and more. The...
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Dec 16, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Cindy Milstein, part one Cindy Milstein is an anarchist, activist and author who was a touring few months back with Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief , published last year by AK Press. The book is compilation of essays by various authors about loss in it’s myriad forms experienced under cis-hetero-patriarchy, in a capitalist settler colonialism, anti-Black and otherwise racist, ableist society. After Cindy came to speak at Firestorm Books in October 2018, we sat down for a...
Topics: anarchist, kfug, wcrs, wsfm, kwtf, krjf, kowa, radio, podcast, cindy milstein, grief, mourning,...
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Dec 9, 2018 The Final Straw
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This week William had the opportunity to speak with two people who are doing active support work for the folks involved in what’s being called the “migrant caravan”, a group of 7,000 or so people primarily from Honduras fleeting violence of many kinds. Firstly we’ll hear from Chris, who is an organizer with Enclave Caracol, a social center which stands in solidarity with migrants in Tijuana. This center sprang from Tijuana Food Not Bombs, and you can learn more about them via their...
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Dec 2, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Rural Organizing And Resilience (ROAR) This week on The Final Straw Radio, we're sharing an interview with two members of Rural Organizing And Resilience, or ROAR, an anti-racist and mutual aid organization that's based in Madison County, North Carolina. Madison County is just north of Asheville and VERY Appalachian, with a small population that's sparsely populated in remote hollers and small towns. For the hour, Matt & Janet talk about anti-racist organizing, community efforts,...
Topics: ashevillefm, kowa, kwtf, krjf, wcrs, wsfm, kwrk, rural, community, organizing, anti-racism,...
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Nov 25, 2018 The Final Straw
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This week we are rebroadcasting an interview that William and Disembodied Voice conducted with Walidah Imarisha, who is an Oregon based writer, educator, public scholar and spoken word artist about her book Angels With Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption , her 2016 book out from AK Press and IAS, which highlights three distinct experiences that are all in different degrees tangential to the realities inherent to the prison industrial complex. This book won the Creative...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, james t. vaughn, vaughn rebellion, support the vaughn prisoners, philly...
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Nov 18, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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A Jailhouse Lawyer Speaks About #PrisonStrike 2018 This week, we feature three segments. First, we’ll feature a statement about recent doxing of a number of anti-racists in the Asheville area by far-right keyboard warriors. After that, we feature an interview with Dee, an anonymous incarcerated organizer affiliated with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. In this conversation we ask about the effectiveness of the #August21 2018 Nationwide Prisoner Strike, the push to move prisoners under storm threat as...
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Nov 11, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Sahar Francis of Addameer This week, I spoke with Sahar Francis, the Director of Addameer. Addameer is a non-governmental organization, or NGO, based in Ramallah in the West Bank in occupied Palestine that focuses on human rights advocacy, political prisoner support & public education efforts like Know Your Rights trainings. Addameer is one of the projects that is receiving a portion of the profits of the 2019 Certain Days: Political Prisoners Calendar that we’ve you’ve heard of in past...
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Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at  AshevilleFM  from 3am EST on November 5th through November 11th, 2018 and podcasting on libsyn.com. Taglit-Birthright Israel & Settler-Colonialism with Nani Ferreira-Mathews This week, we spoke with Nani Ferreira-Mathews . Nani is the author of “ Birthright?: Travelogue of an American Radical in Israel / Palestine ”, published by On Our Own Authority (or OOOA) Books, out of Atlanta, earlier this year. Nani has indigenous Hawaiian...
Topics: ashevillefm, wsfm, kowa, kwtf, kwrk, wcrs, krjf, anarchist, zionism, occupation, author, nani...
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Oct 28, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Disaster Relief Moving Forward This week we had the chance to talk to Sascha, who is a community organizer in the triangle area of North Carolina, about ongoing organizing to help rebuild and continue to aid folks after the multiple hurricanes recently hit this region.  This interview went in directions that we couldn’t have predicted, and really went on a deep dive of how to conceptualize of disaster relief in our changing climate, in addition to more practical topics. We hope you enjoy it!...
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Oct 21, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on The Final Straw we’ll be airing the second half of our interview with anarchist, author and cartoonist nonagenarian, Donald Rooum from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Donald has written introductions to anarchism and has been a leading organizer in movements in the U.K. against nuclear war, the death penalty and the use of corporal punishment against children in schools. This summer, Bursts and William found their way to London and were delighted to sit down and chat with...
Topics: final straw, wcrs, wsfm, kwrk, kowa, krjf, kwtf, anarchist, egoist, donald rooum, stirner, wildcat...
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Oct 14, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Mutual Aid in the Wake of Hurricane Michael This week on The Final Straw Radio, we feature a conversation with Pearson, an anarchist resident of Tallahassee, Florida, and is involved in storm relief mutual aid work in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Pearson is also the co-host of the leftist podcast “Coffee With Comrades”. For the hour we talk about Hurricane Michael, which just passed through the Florida Panhandle and up through the Carolinas, affecting Georgia and Alabama as well. Within a...
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Oct 7, 2018 The Final Straw
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This week we had the opportunity to connect with Vanessa Bolin, who is an indigenous artist, community organizer, and activist who has been helping with flood rescue and rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Florence in Lumberton, NC, which is in Robeson County. In this interview we talk about what still needs to be done in this area, how to help out, some important parallels between post hurricane relief and anti pipeline organizing, and the importance of foregrounding marginalized voices in...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, kwtf, wcrs, hurricane florence, hurricane relief, indigenous resistance,...
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Sep 30, 2018 The Final Straw
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This week we are very pleased to present an interview with Mango and Marin, who are mental healthcare workers based in New York City. We are going to get into a lot of topics, including anarchist critiques of psychiatry, ways that anarchists can be comrades with people who have survived the psych industry, and the Earth First MAD Camp. Shoutout to Jayden for setting up this interview! We had to cut a bunch out of the broadcast version of this interview but check out the podcast up on our...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, anarchist, psychology, mental health, psychologist, APA, psychosis,...
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Sep 23, 2018 The Final Straw Rad
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This week on The Final Straw radio we are sharing a chat that Bursts had with Zolo Agona Azania. Zolo is  from Gary, Indiana where he lives now, working a job and also doing re-entry work with the formerly incarcerated and community service to break cycles of trauma. After 7 and a half years in prison from ages 18-25 where Zolo engaged in political education with members of the Black Panther Party from Indianapolis, he was released. In 1981 he was re-arrested, picked up by the Gary police...
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Sep 16, 2018 The Final Straw
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This week we are presenting audio from the Callisto Collective, which is a local collective “addressing conflict, abuse, assault and everything in between” by utilizing autonomous models of resolution, especially in closer knit communities of affinity. This workshop is called Conflict Resolution for folks who do Anti State Organizing. In this workshop, they talk about many things, including anarchist critiques of Non-Violent Communication, which is a developed process in use mostly by...
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Sep 9, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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SC Prisoner Speaks + Resisting Nuclear Waste in Bure, France This week, we feature two audios with y’all.  The voice of a prisoner in SC as the 2018 #PrisonStrike ends and someone resisting Nuclear Waste in Bure, France. South Carolina Prisoner, “J” First, “J” is in segregation in a South Carolina prison. He does not give his full name or the prison he’s inside for reasons of personal safety. You’ll hear him share a bit about his experience of the prison strike from the inside,...
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Sep 2, 2018 The Final Straw
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This week on the Final Straw, we’re featuring two main events, both themed around the Prison Strike ongoing across Turtle Island until at least September 9 th . Kevin Rashid Johnson on the Prison Strike First, an interview we conducted with Kevin “Rashid” Johnson. Rashid is a co-founder of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and is the Minister of Defense from within it’s Prison Chapter. He is the author of two books available from Kersplebedeb, Defying the Tomb & Panther Vision ,...
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Aug 26, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Ray Luc Levasseur, PT2 This week, we share some more perspectives on prison, stretching back decades. You’re about to hear the second half of our conversation from earlier this year with Ray Luc Levasseur. Mr. Levasseur is a longtime activist, Vietnam War vet, revolutionary and former political prisoner in the U.S. Ray was a reputed founder of the Sam Melville / Jonathan Jackson Unit , later known as the United Freedom Front which conducted sabotage, expropriations and attacks against...
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Aug 19, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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William C. Anderson This week on The Final Straw, we are super pleased to present a talk given at the most recent Asheville Anarchist Bookfair by William C. Anderson, who co authored the book As Black As Resistance with Zoe Samudzi. The talk he is giving here is based heavily on the first chapter of the book called Black in Anarchy , and in addition to laying the groundwork of how he and Samudzi wrote the book, he speaks about the truly conditional nature of so called “citizenship” that...
Topics: ak press, author, anarchist, blackness, race, liberation, zoe samudzi, william c anderson,...
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Aug 12, 2018 The Final Straw
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Aug 10, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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This episode is presented for the week of 08/12/18, posted here early for broadcasters Steady Collective + SF Bay View Newspaper This week on the show we feature two interviews. The first is with a volunteer at the Steady Collective , a group that self-describes as “ dedicated to promoting the wellness of people who use drugs through empowerment and respectful collaboration. Our goal is to improve overall community health by reducing the rate of drug overdose and the spread of infectious...
Topics: opiod, asheville, appalachia, buncombe, firestorm, kairos west, steady collective, harm reduction,...
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No NEXUS Oberlin This week we had the opportunity to interview Isabel and Christopher, who are active in differing ways in the No NEXUS Oberlin campaign, one in a long series of anti pipeline pushes in Oberlin Ohio. This campaign is based in part around the college which exists there, but is also in strong coalition with non college attending community members in the area who have been battling  the extraction industry for years, from fighting pipelines to injection wells to fracking in this...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, wcrs, kwrk, kwtf, the final straw radio, no nexus oberlin, #hauntnexus, nexus pipeline,...
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Jul 28, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Donald Rooum This week, we invite you to listen in on the first part of a conversation we had with 90 year old anarchist, cartoonist and author, Donald Rooum . Donald was born 1928 in Bradford, UK. Donald is most known for his longtime illustration of the wiley, bomb-throwing, firebrand anarchist cartoon character, Wildcat. In this episode, Donald talks about his early political trajectory and development from childhood involvement during World War II in a Communist Party front group into...
Topics: anarchist, radio, interview, art, cartoon, comic, humor, uk, freedom books, #august21, prison...
This week we are talking a little break to work on other things, and so have taken the time to re-broadcast two interviews from two other radical and anarchist audio projects, both of which have been doing amazing work. From Embers The first we’ll present is from an anarchist radio show in so called Kingston Ontario called From Embers . This interview was originally released by them in the middle of June, and is with Kanahus Manuel, who is a Secwepemc woman fighting against the Trans Mountain...
Topics: wsfm, kowa, kwrk, wcrs, from embers podcast, from embers radio show, from embers, radical people,...
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Jul 14, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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"You may be nonviolent, but I’m not gonna let these white people kill you”. A presentation with Charles Cobb on This Nonviolence Stuff’ll Get You Killed . This week we are very pleased to present a presentation done some months ago at Firestorm Books with Charles Cobb, who is a journalist, writer, and current senior analyst at allAfrica.com, which is “is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing news and information from over 140 African news...
Topics: anarchist, radio, podcast, history, racism, african american, black, southern, charles e cobb jr,...
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Jul 8, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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Aug 21st - Sept 9th, 2018 National Prison Strike This week Bursts had two conversations, both focusing on the upcoming Prisoner Strike from August 21st to September 9 th , 2018, one with a member of IWOC and one with a Amani Sawari, a media liaison for some of the prisoners who called for the strike. The viewpoints expressed by the two guests are at time contradictory and at others redundant but it felt better to keep their voices mostly intact rather than weave them to create a streamlined...
Topics: prison strike, august21, j20, sean swain, black august, attica, george jackson, 2018 strike, iwoc,...
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Jul 1, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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#OccupyICEPDX & J20 Updates This week, we’re featuring two interviews.  The first was an an interview from the IGDcast with someone affiliated with #OccupyIcePDX blocking the immigration detention center in Portland, OR.  The second  was a chat we had with a supporter of the J20 arrestees, from among the 230 people rounded up during the Inauguration protests of January 20th, 2017, in Washington, DC and still facing over 60 years in prison each. Updates from #OccupyICEPDX blockade in...
Topics: occupy, ice, pdx, portland, immigration, j20, inauguration, antifascist
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Jun 24, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on The Final Straw, we’re airing three international segments covering anarchist perspectives from the Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria, voices from the pirate radio, Radio Klaxon on the ZAD, a land occupation in western France, and refugee solidarity and struggle in on the border of Croatia and Bosnia in the Balkans. First, we’ll hear an interview with an anarchist recently returned from Rojava, the autonomous regions in North Western Syria where an anti-capitalist, ecological...
Topics: zad, balkan route, refugee, migrant, border, bosnia, croatia, rojava, radio klaxon, france,...
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Jun 17, 2018 The Final Straw Radio
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This week on The Final Straw, we’ll be airing two interviews. In the first, Bursts spoke with author and activist Shane Burley about the state of street level fascism and anti-fascism in the U.S. Then about 45 minutes into the episode, you’ll hear Bursts speaking with two members of the Asheville branch of the Industrial Workers of the World, or IWW. Shane Burley on Fascism today Shane is the author of numerous articles on the subject as well as a the 2017 book from AK Press, “Fascism...
Topics: Antifa, Asheville, Author, Bookfair, General, IWW, Move 9, Shane Burley, fascism, labor, anarchist